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Attract Generational Renters Today.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Oct 4, 2018 2:54:33 PM

In today's rental market, Millennials (80+ million strong) are the largest pool of renters. Gen-Z is not far behind as a fast-growing portion of the market. These generational groups prefer to rent rather than buy a home for multiple reasons. One of the most prominent reasons tends to be the amenity-rich offering of an apartment, such as common spaces and pools, on-site concierge, and typically located within an urban community. Trends and studies show that one of the most important amenities is technology. Millennials and Gen-Z will consider technology as one of their main decision-making factors when choosing a community.

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Topics: IoT, Internet of Things, Smart Apartment, Millennials, Gen-Z, Apartment, Rental Market

The Mixed Perception of Bulk Services in the Apartment Marketplace.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Sep 14, 2018 3:28:22 PM

In today’s market, there is a mixed perception of bulk broadband services. Some Owners and Developers want no affiliation with the video and Internet selections that their residents make. Some Owners believe in providing choice options of different providers for residents to choose from. These two schools of thought were very popular in recent years past. However, the market’s perception of bulk is changing based on segment. Markets including student housing and senior housing are somewhat predisposed to bulk services. While markets such as market rate and affordable housing are beginning to see the value. What’s true of all segments of the market is that Owners, Developers, Managers, and residents are curious about the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity.

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, Bulk Agreements, Connectivity, Internet

Technology Evolution: Smart Steps to a Sustainable Apartment.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Aug 22, 2018 9:53:39 AM

If you are involved in Real Estate or Technology Planning for your community, it’s likely that you’ve heard the buzz-terms "Smart Apartments, "Internet of Things (IoT)," "Smart Home Automation," and more. These terms have grown in popularity as more and more residents choose "smart amenities" over traditional ones. Smart amenities range from services such as keyless entry through mobile applications to auto-adjust thermostats and lighting. As this technology evolution continues to grow, how can you be sure that your community is sustainable and not susceptible to these trends?

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Topics: Technology Evolution, Internet of Things, IoT, Smart Apartment, Connectivity

3 Ways Converged Connect Can Help Your Community.

Posted by Hal Gross on Aug 9, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Converged Services' continued commitment to providing our clients with the best in telecommunications services at the best value has now been extended to the evaluation of your communications system under Converged Connect. Here are three ways Converged Connect can help your community.

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Topics: Converged Connect, Cloud Phone System, Wide Area Network, SD-WAN, Cloud Surveillance

Repercussions of the Net Neutrality Repeal.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jul 26, 2018 3:45:00 PM

At the beginning of the year, we discussed the Net Neutrality repeal and what it means for our clients. At the time of our discussion, with the ban being so recent, we were not sure the direction major ISPs would go. A major concern was that bandwidth consumers (you and me) of the nation's largest ISPs would lose or have limited access to content provided via Internet (including streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime).

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Topics: Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers, David Cohen, David L. Cohen

Market and Manage Your Rooftop with Converged Connect.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jun 27, 2018 12:15:00 PM

If you are a building owner, be it residential or commercial, your rooftop is a revenue opportunity. Wireless service providers seek the location and space to provide service. 

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Topics: Converged Connect, Rooftop, Revenue Opportunity, Wireless Service Provider

Report Card for Virtual TV.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jun 8, 2018 12:02:22 PM

With the school year ending, Virtual TV providers received their report cards. A Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor, or Virtual TV provider for short, offers a broad range of premium video content over the Internet, just like any cable or video service provider, but do not have to own network infrastructure.

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Topics: Virtual TV, Converged Services, Report Card

Ensure Your TV is Hurricane Ready.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on May 7, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Preparing for hurricane season brings a laundry list of to-do items to ensure you and your family are safe before, during and after the storm. Often times, we remember to fill our gas tanks and stock up on water, non-perishable food and generators; however, especially in our mobile, on-the-go world, we forget to have an alternative plan to watch TV.

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Topics: Hurricane Season, HD TV Antenna, Converged Consult

Your Hurricane Preparedness Plan Must Include Mobile Communication.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Apr 30, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Typically, as a property manager, residents only contact you when they need something. However, a vital responsibility of the property manager is to ensure residents are provided proper information any time of day on all aspects of the property, from scheduled board meetings and maintenance to violations and past due rent. Having a reliable and useful mobile communication system is crucial for daily operations, especially during emergencies to save lives.

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Topics: Hurricane Season, Converged Control, Mobile Communication

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Converged Connect.

Posted by Hal Gross on Apr 12, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Converged Services' continued commitment to providing our clients with the best in telecommunications services at the best value has now been extended to the evaluation of your communications system under Converged Connect.

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Topics: Connectivity, Hurricane Season, Converged Connect

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